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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534)

The Virgin and Child c.1853-76

Albumen print | 17.8 x 14.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850948

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A photograph of a drawing now in the Biblioteca Reale, Turin (inv. no.DC 15745). The composition closely resembles that of an engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi generally described as after a drawing by Raphael related to his paintings of the Madonna di Foligno and Madonna Sistina. An impression of Marcantonio's engraving can be found at RCIN 850942.

Showing the Virgin sitting on clouds, supporting the standing Child who looks down, with angels amongst the clouds.
  • Creator(s)

    After Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534) (engraver)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 17.8 x 14.1 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Meteorology
          • Clouds
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mythical creatures
            • Cherubs
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.73 A.XXXI.18